All, I've purchased a dndbeyond.com subscription, so that means you're allowed to use my purchased content in your (free) account to create your character sheets. This can immensely help you build level 8 characters since it does all of the math and shows you exactly what you need for each level. If you prefer the Google spreadsheet, then you can use the app for char gen and transfer info to the spreadsheet. If you want to use DNDbeyond, that's fine as well I'll be using the app for encounter management.
To use this service, you must create an account (free) and then join my campaign at
Once I accept your character, then you'll have access to use anything from 5e PHB, DMG, MM, XGtE, SWAG, VGtM, MToF, Baldur's Gate: Descent to Avernus, and Essentials Kit and Lost Mines of Phandelver for character generation.
If you choose a race outside of these books, then I'll create a Homebrew race which you'll be able to use in your character sheet.
Background: Each character will have an association with the devil. For example, they may have just signed a contract with the obligation of services. Another example could be they have already accepted a contract, but now wants to keep their offer (and soul) by executing the fine print clause which allows them to gain their soul back with services.
Each contract has five elements: Consideration (aka Collateral), the Offer, Obligation, Fine Print, and Acceptance (and maybe additional clauses).
Exact details will be listed when we sign the contract. The Player and the DM will decide the details and reveal all contracts when the game begins. The Player needs to decide what type of deal they want to strike and bargain with the devil
1. Considerations: Beauty, Honesty, Virtue, Debt, Identity, Anatomy, Recollection, Enforcement, Persuasion, Hospitality, Mercy, Intensity, Lineage, Sacrifice, Control, Property, Vitality, Proficiency, Ability, Ability, Experience.
Example: Mercy - Those who choose to fight you must not live to tell the tale, Beauty - You are given a wicked scar, Lineage - you're now a tiefling.
2. The Offer: very rare item, extra attack as bonus action, additional level(s), boost ability max score by 4 or 2 abilities by 2, at will spell of 1st or 2nd level, etc.
3. Obligation: Services, Your Soul, Fealty (such as warlocks)
4. Fine Print: TBD
5. Acceptance: leaves an infernal tattoo on your skin, TBD, etc.
6. Supplemental Clauses: Breach of Contract, Collateral, Damages, Noncompete Clause, Nondisclosure
Good characters enter into infernal contracts for the greater good. Good characters make sacrifices all the time in the interest of protecting innocent lives, but it doesn’t stop the deal from leaving an unpleasant taste in their mouth. Evil characters, on the other hand, have no qualms signing on the dotted line.
Chaotic characters are uncomfortable with rigid contractual obligations. Chaotic characters will sign if it’s in their best interests - or at least if it appears so.
Race: Mortal with a (sellable) soul
Starting Level: 8
Races: Any including any within monster manual (sentient, intelligence monsters, but ask me first I'll provide racial traits)
Deities/Settings: Forgotten Realms (works best with narrative), Ravenloft, Dark Sun, Greyhawk, Eberron, Dragonlance (I'm only familiar with FR & Eberron, and vaguely familiar with Ravenloft and Dark Sun, this is more flavor/fluff for clerics/paladins/holy warriors)
Additional Class Options:
- DMG - Cleric Death Domain
- Paladin Oathbreaker
- Background: Former Cultist (or change to Cultist)
- Spell: Detect Infernal (cleric, paladin)
- Item: Obsidian Caltrops (nonmagical)
- normal starting equipment as per char gen
- 1000 gp to spend on nonmagical equipment
- 2 uncommon magic items
- 2 common magic potions
- 1 common magic items
- you can bargain with the devil for more equipment
Campaign Style - Heists
After a job is completed, your character may make another deal with the devil. Alternatively, you may return home - or wherever your contract dictates. New characters (either new players or existing players) may also make deals with the devil to join between jobs or during a job (in case someone drops out).